Friday, September 2, 2016

How To Troubleshoot A Failed Laptop Hard Disk

Hard disk failure is the laptop owner's worst nightmare, especially if it endangers data stored on the laptop. Even worse, a failed laptop hard disk can damage other files stored on the hard disk. In light of these twin dangers, it's absolutely crucial that you're able to establish whether the laptop's hard disk has failed..But first let me show you how to troubleshoot a a failed laptop hard disk before you declare it a failure

Unplug External Devices
Unplug external devices such as printers, speakers, and cameras. Next, press the power key to start the laptop. If that doesn't work, try booting the laptop in safe mode. You then reboot the laptop and press the F8 key. If the reboot is successful, then the problem could be software-related and not a hardware issue.

Reset Hard Disk

 You need to reset the hard drive disk.  Before you reset the hard disk, turn off the laptop(you may have to remove the battery too), open the laptop and unplug all connections and cables from the hard drive. I suggest your you the hard disk with another hard disk to ascertain whether the hard disk is the  culprit or not.

Plug all Connections
Plug all connections back into the hard disk and restart the laptop. Reset the hard disk again if you have to. If the laptop does not restart, it's likely that the hard disk has failed. It also  means that the hard disk  needs to be replaced.

Well that's a wrap for for "How To Troubleshoot A Failed Laptop Hard Disk." If you want to learn how to repair a laptop hard disk, click on this post.  If you have any questions or comments, drop them in the comments box.

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